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At this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, "VR" was a definite buzzword. You simply couldn't avoid it. Valve announced a solution, as did AMD. Even NVIDIA unveiled a monstrous graphics card that promises to be powerful enough to provide a proper, immersive VR experience. With this spring's GDC now done and over with, reports have begun to trickle out of Google's supposed interest in VR. Much like how the company has created a tuned Android for wearables, it looks like it could be doing the same for VR. It's being said that there are "tens of engineers" dedicated to the project, but there's no telling when the fruits of their labor will be seen. What we know for sure is that Google... Read more...
Microsoft made R2D2’s holographic capabilities seem quaint today when it unveiled the HoloLens, which will work with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The holographic wearable will let you view Skype chats, stream Netflix and manipulate 3D images, among other things. What sets the HoloLens apart from VR headsets is that it doesn’t require cables, phones, or even another computer. The HoloLens has a built-in processor and GPU, as well as a third processor that Microsoft calls a holographic processing unit. Because it has all this hardware inside, the HoloLens is capable of operating without a connection, even wirelessly, to a PC. Microsoft calls it a holographic computer. This is the live... Read more...
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